Gossip column: Mata, Varane, Khedira, Ferdinand & Robben

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ready to sell midfielder Juan Mata, 26, as Barcelona line up a £40m bid.

Juan Mata
Juan Mata signed for Manchester United from Chelsea in January for £37.1m

Full story: Sunday Express

Arsenal are planning a bid for Schalke full-back Atsuto Uchida, 26, as Bacary Sagna, 31, edges closer to a Manchester City move.

Full story: Sunday Express

Chelsea are keen on signing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 21, as a replacement for David Luiz, 27, who is set to join Paris St-Germain.

Full story: Metro

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, 23, could return to the Premier League next season with Arsenal and Liverpool interested in signing him.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben, 30, has ruled out linking up with Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal at Manchester United this summer.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Everton target Celtic winger James Forrest, 22, after learning Barcelona want to keep attacker Gerard Deulofeu, 20, at the club. Deulofeu had a successful loan spell at Goodison Park this season.

Full story: Sunday People

Blackpool winger Tom Ince, 22, is set to turn down Inter Milan and sign for French league side Monaco.

Full story: Sunday People

Arsenal will revive their interest in Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Liverpool are closing in on a £12m deal for 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can. Brendan Rodgers is hoping to secure Can as his first signing of an active summer in the transfer market.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

OTHER GOSSIP

Former England, West Ham and Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham, 48, is set to become West Ham's new strikers' coach.

Teddy Sheringham retired from competitive football at the end of the 2007-08 season with Colchester United, at the age of 42.
Teddy Sheringham won 51 England caps

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manager Roy Hodgson has banished agents from his England training camps in an attempt to avoid distractions over transfers affecting the mood of the squad.

Full story: The Observer

Manchester City are prepared to force midfielder James Milner, 28, and defender Micah Richards, 25, into seeing out their contracts, despite the pair wanting to leave.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Tottenham Hotspur will make one final check to see whether Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, 54, is interested in becoming their new manager before making their move for Southampton's Mauricio Pochettino, 42, next week.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Roma manager Rudi Garcia, 50, wants to put fans in his shoes next season - by sharing everything he sees and every decision he makes with a camera showing his point of view.

Full story: Metro

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 22, will hope to emulate David Beckham, Bryan Robson and Kevin Keegan at next month's World Cup after he was handed the number seven shirt for the tournament.

Full story: Independent on Sunday

Rafael Benitez, 54, sees his current role at Napoli as a stopgap and is desperate to return to England, according to Bolo Zenden, who was assistant to Benitez during his brief spell in charge of Chelsea last year.

Full story: Talksport

Manchester United have delayed contract talks with midfielder Tom Cleverley, 24, until after the World Cup with the player having just 12 months left on his current deal.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

AND FINALLY

Midfielder Joey Barton nearly dropped QPR owner Tony Fernandes on his head during play-off celebrations after his side won promotion to the Premier League.

Full story: Metro

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